Next-gen FIFA, Pro Evo 360-exclusive for 12 months

Two top soccer franchises to kick it exclusively on Microsoft's next-gen system for one year; FIFA getting new engine.

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[UPDATE] Konami has since denied that Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 will be next-gen exclusive to the Xbox 360.[END UPDATE]

Electronic Arts announced that FIFA 07 would be coming to the Xbox 360 this morning, but the news the company wanted to emphasize was what will be running the game--the game's new engine.

The system has taken two years to develop and represents what the company says is the 'single largest investment EA has ever made in the football business'. Innovations include independent ball physics, which EA claims will create unpredictable gameplay, and players that can be recognised by their individual traits and styles of movement.

Andrew Wilson, senior producer for FIFA 07 at EA, said, 'Get ready for the first real next-gen football experience. FIFA 07 on Xbox 360 will deliver athletes that move as fluidly, as realistically, and as intuitively as athletes in real life'.

In related news, Microsoft has confirmed to GameSpot that the Xbox 360 will be the exclusive next-generation home for both FIFA 07 and Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (titled Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 in the US) for the next 12 months. The news marks a major coup for the company, since it eliminates any chance of either of the megapopular sports franchises coming to either Sony's PlayStation 3 or Nintendo's Wii until late 2007.

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thesand212
thesand212

Winning Eleven Pro please don't do it please don't do it

rgjj
rgjj

summer 2007 well hmm hey i know why worrie bout it now n jus say i told u so when if or maybe it will be multi or single format for a year. but i'd rather be with the 360 as a sports games player at the moment better safe than sorry.

Daveiops
Daveiops

lool jokers.microsoft so happy dey had better listen to wat konami said about Pro7 hitting consoles in january lool.

taisui
taisui

seanbooth, that PR was released on 8/23, on 8/24, this new PR contains the following: "We're very pleased to be bringing the next-generation edition of Pro Evolution Soccer 6 exclusively to Xbox 360 until late summer 2007," said Hans-Joachim Amann, Head of European Product Management at Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2006/0824-xbox360ownsfootball.htm) DIRECTLY FROM KONAMI, If that is not 12 months, I don't know what is. Don't just filter out facts that you don't prefer, geez.

seanbooth
seanbooth

Will people just read the Microsoft Press Release and not the Gamespot news! Read this. ‘Xbox 360 will be the only place where gamers can enjoy next generation soccer this year’ Er... to me that means 2006! So they are not lieing - there just spinning the truth - and Gamespot and other sites has taken thet to mean ‘12 months” I can’t see anything about 12 months.

taisui
taisui

colindr, it seems that you have only yourself to blame for. Blade1234321, PC is not considered as a "console" and there is no "Windows" license fee if you publish a Windows game, so the exclusivity does not apply at all. If there is to be a PC version then there will be a PC version.

colindr
colindr

Don't EA and Konami realise that they would get much more money if they released Fifa 07 and PES6 on all next-gen consoles! Who cares if they come out a little bit later then the 360 version! This has ruined my Christmas! But I'm still not getting a damn 360!

Blade1234321
Blade1234321

Does this mean that both FIFA 07 and Winning Eleven won't even come out for PC? I mean, most people with one use Windows, including me. It said exclusively to Xbox 360, and that it would not be on the PS3 or the Wii, but it didn't say anything about the PC. That would be a really dumb move for Microsoft. Besides, getting them on PC is better because it's cheaper, and if you have a gamepad like I do, it feels like playing on a console anyway.

taisui
taisui

Peter Moore said that GTA4 will be avaialable on the Xbox 360 on "Day One", and that Microsoft and Rockstar will provide exclusive episodic contents via Xbox Live. You can find the E3 conference video on Google Video. Gamespot heard wrong and said "exclusively on Xbox 360," which is not what Moore stated.

taisui
taisui

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2006/0824-xbox360ownsfootball.htm "We're very pleased to be bringing the next-generation edition of Pro Evolution Soccer 6 exclusively to Xbox 360 until late summer 2007," said Hans-Joachim Amann, Head of European Product Management at Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. "The power of Xbox 360 takes our critically-acclaimed franchise to new heights of realism, playability, and fun. We know true football fans will enjoy the new experiences that Pro Evolution Soccer 6 on Xbox 360 will offer." It surely looks like someone is not happy with this "fact" and Konami's changing their story...

tape990
tape990

Metalgearih Official MS press release says, this is only exclusive for the Holiday Season. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/aug06/08-23UmbrellaLeipzigPR.mspx There must have been a major Translation error at the Leipzig MS press conference. i went to the page and did not see that. any ways the developers said ps3 will not be getting Pro Evolution in till Pro Evolution 7 comes out and thats not for 12 months

martian999
martian999

mao2: Yes, it says that it will be released on several platforms, but it doesn't say that it will be released on the PS3, which means that it will be 360 exculsive for the next-systems. The latest interview will also show you that it is coming to various platforms such as the PS2 and DS, but it doesn't say anything about the PS3.

aygol
aygol

Xbox 360 Rules!!! Xbox 360 is the winner of the next-gen. PS3 Sucks!!! Sony loses many franchises. in The Next-Next-Generation, PS4 has no franchises!!! They're losing MGS too!!! Microsoft is always the winner People are using Windows instead of Linux and now they're purchasing Xbox 360 instead of Sony PS3. Microsoft is always winner because they have money, respect and more...

viniciusdcs
viniciusdcs

Yeah I know that PES6 is probably not gonna come to the PS3 as Konami's choice. It's just that everyone is saying that Microsoft made deal that they can't come out with a PES or FIFA for the next 12 MONTHS. So all I'm trying to say is that there's no such deal made of 12 months and if Konami wants to release PES6 in January they can do that

tape990
tape990

viniciusdcs The game not going to the ps3 and only to the xbox360 for the The nextgen systems meens its exclusive to the xbox360 even if Microsoft did not pay for it. the developer decided to make it exclusive so then for its exclusive . so i dont see your point.

viniciusdcs
viniciusdcs

I don't trut Gamespot by saying "Microsoft has confirmed to GameSpot..." this time. I also have a bunch of sources that says the opposite. Quote from Evo-Web ( Winning Eleven fansite): UPDATE: There isn't an exclusivity deal between any of the companies, it's just Microsoft's marketing spin on the situation as was happening anyway. UPDATE 2 by Kezz: According to Konami Germany, there's no deal with Microsoft at all. Obviously there were no plans for a PS3 version of PES 6 anyway, as the PS3 is slated to launch in winter while PES traditionally comes out in autumn. So PES 7 was always meant to be the first PES making an appearance on Sony's PS3, irrespective of what Microsoft is telling us here. Nice try, though. Link: http://forums.evo-web.co.uk/showthread.php?t=34195 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Official Microsoft press release (used by journalists): LEIPZIG, Germany — Aug. 23, 2006 — Once again proving that its game platforms offer more ways for gamers to have fun, Microsoft Corp. today announced great new games and accessories for Xbox 360™ and Windows® gamers. Delivering on the worldwide demand for Xbox 360, Xbox Live® and Games for Windows, Microsoft revealed key additions to its Windows Vista™ showcase library and Xbox 360 titles today at the 2007 Games Convention in Leipzig. In addition to announcing new European-centric board games for the hugely successful Xbox Live Arcade on Xbox Live, the premier online gaming service, Microsoft announced that the next generation of soccer will be available exclusively on the Xbox 360 console this year. With “FIFA 07” from Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) and “Pro Evolution Soccer 6” from Konami Digital Entertainment Inc., Xbox 360 will be the only place where gamers can enjoy next generation soccer this year. Nearly doubling its physical presence at the Games Convention over last year, Microsoft is giving gamers the opportunity to see and play the newest titles for Windows, Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. More than 130 game stations and more than 40 titles are available for gamers to test at the Microsoft booth on the convention show floor. Link: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/aug06/08-23UmbrellaLeipzigPR.mspx ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Another source: http://www.ps3user.com/news/66/no-pes-or-fifa-in-2006/ So all Microsoft did was point out the truth, they tried to trick us just like they did when they said about the exclusivity deal between the 360 and GTA4.

Brianbscotty
Brianbscotty

I guess that IGN,GameInformer and Gamespot are all incorrect? The Game Informer article says that neither title will be in PS3 or Wii until late 2007. Check for yourselves.

tape990
tape990

it's for 12 months. I believe websites that were at the Microsoft Press Conference more then the ps3 fanboys that were not even there. the website ign even said 12 months. but u ps3 fanboys most no more then them.

AngelCage
AngelCage

Oh no!!!! the PS3 and the WII will not have PES and FIFA for the next... 2-4 months!!!! DAMM the end of the world! 360 Wins, PSWii Owned, burn everithing, the Console wars winner uis here thanks to EA and KONAMI!!!!! .... Ok, that was stupid, GameSpot, you really rocks, "this year" (sept-dec) -> "12 months" GREAT!

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

however PES 6 is officially confirmed for DS. yay!

Dantes_Monkey
Dantes_Monkey

even so i don't plan on getting a PS3 or 360 till next Xmas...(i am poor) so PES6 on the PS2 will suit me fine

azizrulez
azizrulez

omg but we need some more official news here

res7l3ss
res7l3ss

Hmm.. I guess I'll have to post this every couple of hours to prevent "THESEVENTROLLS" from repeating teh same stupid drivel over and over again. Actually.. it is you guys who can't read. In the above it says that "Microsoft has confirmed to GameSpot..." meaning that the press release isn't their only source for this article. I guess it is possible that GameSpot is lying, or that Microsoft lied to them but just because the exclusive deal wasn't written about in the press release doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

mattxavier
mattxavier

FIFA is garbage, Winning Eleven/ PES is the real deal

Pablo620
Pablo620

NOT EXCLUSIVE, People make sure you see the links posted here by others. There is NO 12 month exclusive deal.

wenbin09
wenbin09

nice!!! i've got my 360 ready!!!

thakingrocka
thakingrocka

these some hardcore, dirty, underhanded tactics. it might just win them the so-called war.

Schillinger
Schillinger

"GameSpot will bring you all the latest news on FIFA 07 from Leipzig as we get it." You guys are 8 or 9 hours behind everyone else then.

kcarlson1130
kcarlson1130

looks like they are tring to take over the euro market with this.

THESEVENTROLLS
THESEVENTROLLS

this eye-sore is still here. Why won't anyone correct it?.

king-akt
king-akt

I would like hear form both EA and Konami cofirming this whole 12- months exclusive stuff, like i really don't trust microsoft, don't get me wrong i ain't no sony or nintendo fan boi, i love games and own all current gen cosoles, but we all know how microsoft had always mislead us with incorrect info. so lets hope its not ture, cos xbox/x360 suck at sport games............ u all know its true!!!!!!!!

fordies
fordies

Why is everyone replying like there will no football game will be on the ps3 at all they will just not this year but next year they will both be back on it.

automaticsnake
automaticsnake

Good thing i got a 360! The only thing i hope for now is that the gameplay is even better then the past version. Oh, and Fifa 07 is terrible, they can make it only for super nintendo for all i care lol. Winning Eleven/Pro Evo = the better game.

Max_is_a_Knight
Max_is_a_Knight

Sweet. Very good move by microsoft...should put them on top in europe. Either way, I'm excited to play some next gen soccer on my 360.

mena11
mena11

whaaaat!? no WINNING ELEVEN 2007 for the PS3?... if so, maybe I won't get the PS3!!!! Fifa can be an everlasting 360 exclusive, I dont care!

res7l3ss
res7l3ss

That's fine viniciusdcs.. not trusting GameSpots credibility is one thing.. (what credibility?) lambasting the author's reading comprehension while not properly reading the above article is something else.

RunnerGunner480
RunnerGunner480

Great move by Microsoft! This will draw in all of the soccer/football fans. The Xbox 360 might win this generation.

viniciusdcs
viniciusdcs

I still trust the press release more than Gamespot saying: "Microsoft has confirmed to GameSpot"

res7l3ss
res7l3ss

Actually.. it is you guys who can't read. In the above it says that "Microsoft has confirmed to GameSpot..." meaning that the press release isn't their only source for this article.

THESEVENTROLLS
THESEVENTROLLS

why isn't this rubbish corrected?. OH!, i amlost forgot. BECAUSE, STAFF MEMBERS AT GAMESPOT CAN'T READ.

GoddBless
GoddBless

Finally Winning 11 on the 360. FIFA really wasn't cutting it.

billigloo
billigloo

that dose not really mean anything so the ps3 won't have a football game for 8 months big ****

king-akt
king-akt

well, to be honest xbox 360 has the worst controller ever to play a footie game, i played the latest fifa on the 360 and it made the game even worst, so i fact this don't change a thing cos at the end 360 may have an exclusive, but it don't mean its OWNS FOOTBALL, ps3 can play pro evo 6 for ps2 will be the greatest footie game ever as graphics don't make a game, the system and controller does, so this whole exclusivity thing still won't make me buy a 360....... maybe gears of war will or halo. but thats maybe.

tr00pa_26
tr00pa_26

i want fifa 07! ohh wait i need an xbox369